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What's on the Menu? Help transcribe The New York Public Library's historical menu collection →

October 10, 2011 at 5:07pm
reblogged from thelifeguardlibrarian

Occupy Wall Street Library Catalog Online →

quartertothree:

thelifeguardlibrarian:

Select Titles from the Occupy Wall Street Library

FDR and The New Deal For Beginners by Paul Buhle

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Payback by Margaret Atwood

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Mr. Popper’s penguins by Richard Atwater

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Lord of the flies by William Golding

The Sixties by Jenny Diski

Free galleys from LibraryThing.

theartofgooglebooks:

Various (and copious!) repairs with tape. 

From The Flora of British India, v. 2 by Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1879). [Here]

July 13, 2010 at 6:24pm

Why Librarians Should Care about the National Broadband Plan →

"Broadband is the new national infrastructure. Just as electricity, telephones, and highways became essential in the 20th century, full participation in life in the 21st century depends on broadband. Librarians know all too well the consequences of having only modest connectivity—for instance, how a library’s network slows down midday after the school bell rings. The plan has great potential for increasing broadband capabilities for the library community."

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Keeping Time: Materiality and Meaning →

meaningmateriality

Crowdsourcing for Archives and Libraries? →

crowdsourcing

Libraries focus on convenience with mall locations →

nice!

Gimlet · Staff your desk wisely. →

This reference statistics program looks nice, and it’s cheap. But the reason I’m posting this is because of the name, one of my favorite cocktails. That is all.Gimlet search

Emory University Saves Rushdie’s Digital Data - NYTimes.com →

How did I miss this last week? Oh yeah, I was on vacation. Rushdie

March 10, 2010 at 12:23am

PictureIt Rare Book Reader | MLibrary →

PictureItPictureIt is a web-based animation program that gives users the sensation of turning the pages of digitized rare materials that would be otherwise difficult, if not impossible, to view or obtain.